5 Replies Latest reply on Apr 9, 2013 10:47 AM by Rallymax-forum

    H.264 Blu Ray will play in most players, H.264 will not. Is this true?

    EdwurdAdam Level 1

      I was told that the H.264 is a universal format, but to make it play to Blu-Ray standards for players you must use H.264 Blu-ray.  If not, it may not play in all Blu- Ray type players . The same goes for MPEG-2 Vs. MPEG-2 DVD.

       

      Is this true?

       

      Thanks in advance

       

      Premiere Pro CS 5.5

      Encore 5.5

      Media Encoder 5

       

      Power Mac Intel Xeon

      10GB RAM


        • 1. Re: H.264 Blu Ray will play in most players, H.264 will not. Is this true?
          Jim_Simon Level 8

          Please don't copy/paste your posts.  It leaves unnecessary code throughout.

           

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          • 2. Re: H.264 Blu Ray will play in most players, H.264 will not. Is this true?
            EdwurdAdam Level 1

            Hi,

             

            Sorry I did not know that. I will type it again now.

             

            I was told that H.264 is a Unoversal format, but to make it play to Blu-Ray standards, you must use H.264 Blu-Ray. If not, it may not play in all Blu-Ray type players.

             

            The same goes for MPEG-2 Vs. MPEG-2 DVD.

             

            Is this true.

             

            Premiere Pro CS 5.5

            Encore 5.5

            Media Encoder 5

             

            Power Mac Intel Xeon

            10GB RAM

             

            Thanks in adavance (Again, sorry about the copy and paste, it won't happen again)

            • 3. Re: H.264 Blu Ray will play in most players, H.264 will not. Is this true?
              John T Smith Adobe Community Professional & MVP

              A DVD is much lower resolution than a BluRay... so, to "make it play to Blu-Ray standards" you need to use a BluRay setting

               

              While you should be able to use a DVD specification file on a BluRay... it is certainly not going to be at a BluRay resolution

              • 4. Re: H.264 Blu Ray will play in most players, H.264 will not. Is this true?
                Richard M Knight Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                I think I'm right in saying that the difference between H 264 and H264 Bluray is that in straight H264 the audio is multiplexed in with the video and in the Bluray version it is rendered out as two separate files. If I'm wrong I'm sure someone will correct me.

                • 5. Re: H.264 Blu Ray will play in most players, H.264 will not. Is this true?
                  Rallymax-forum Level 3

                  to phrase the answer another way...

                   

                  h.264 for Bluray is a subset of the full h.264 standard.

                   

                  Why? Because it has constrictions on it so that the bluray player's silicon-chip h.264 decoder doesn't have to be overly complicated (thus cheaper)..

                  So, while a non bluray h.264 stream MAY play on a bluray player, it isn't EXPECTED too.

                   

                  As an example - if you compare the h.264 to the h.264 bluray columns you'll see that h.264 has "Levels" 3.0...5.2 but BR only has a subset of those. Likewise for the "Profile" and Screen Resolutions @ specific FrameRates.

                  Note that both are h.264/AVC encodings, it's just that the BD version is allows far less combinations of settings.

                   

                  http://www.x264pro.com/?page_id=10

                   

                  Tech Specs

                  Outputx264 PROBDx264PRO
                  VideoH.264 AVC Elementary Stream (.264)H.264 AVC Elementary Stream (.264)
                  AudioLinear PCM (.wav)Linear PCM (.wav)
                  Advanced Audio Codec (.aac)
                  MultiplexerMPEG-4 Video (.m4v)
                  MPEG-4 Video and Audio (.mp4) (AAC only)
                  Quicktime (.mov)
                  Supported standardBlu-ray H.264
                  Encoding MethodCBR/VBR 1 pass encoding/VBR 2 pass encoding/Constant Quality
                  Video codecH.264 AVCH.264 AVC
                  AVC ProfileMain, High Baseline, Main, High
                  Supported levelHigh 4.0, 4.1
                  Main 3.0, 3.1, 3.2, 4.0, 4.1
                  3.0, 3.1, 3.2, 4.0, 4.1, 5.0, 5.1, 5.2
                  Resolution Frame Rate1920x1080x29.97i, 25i (16:9)
                  1920x1080x24p, 23.976p (16:9)
                  1440x1080x59.94i, 50i (16:9)
                  1440x1080x24p, 23.976p (16:9)
                  1280x720x59.94p, 50p (16:9)
                  1280x720x24p, 23.976p (16:9)
                  720x480x59.94i (4:3/16:9)
                  720x576x50i (4:3/16:9)
                  Variable (16×16 – 4096×2304)
                  Frame rate : 12, 12.5, 15, 23.976, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 48, 50, 59.94, 60, 120
                  Bit rate1Kbps – 40Mbps1Kbps – 300Mbps
                  Audio codecLinear PCMLinear PCM
                  Advanced Audio Codec
                  Audio channelsMono, Stereo, 5.1Mono, Stereo, 5.1
                  Audio bit depth8, 16, 24, 32bit (LPCM)8, 16, 24, 32bit (LPCM)
                  Audio bit raten/a 56 – 320kbps (AAC)
                  Sampling rate8, 16, 32, 44.1, 48, 96KHz8, 16, 32, 44.1, 48, 96KHz